India vs South Africa series: Pandya, Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan back in ODI squad

Allrounder Hardik Pandya, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and opener Shikhar Dhawan returned to the 50-over fold as India named a 15-member squad for his or her upcoming three-match ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa beginning this month.

Fit-again Hardik made his comeback into the Indian staff for the house sequence in opposition to the Proteas with Bhuvneshwar additionally getting back after a hernia operation that stored him out since December 2019.

Hardik underwent a surgical procedure after struggling a lower-back damage 5 months in the past whereas Dhawan suffered shoulder damage in an ODI sequence in opposition to Australia at dwelling.

Hardik has been in devastating type since returning to aggressive cricket in the DY Patil T20 matchthe place he hit 158 off 55 balls the opposite day.

Post his surgical procedure, Hardik had initially employed the companies of Delhi Capitals coach Rajnikanth Sivagnanam to endure rehab with Team India physio Yogesh Parmar keeping track of his progress submit his back surgical procedure in October.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was stored out of the combination with the restricted overs vice-captain nonetheless recovering from calf damage he suffered through the fifth T20I of the New Zealand tour on the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Kedar Jadhav was additionally dropped from the squad.

India, led by Virat Kohli, will tackle South Africa in the primary ODI in Dharamshala on March 12 adopted by the second in Lucknow on March 15. The third and last match will probably be performed at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 18.

India’s ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), Okay L Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill.

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
12-Mar 1st ODI, IND vs SA Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 1:30 PM
15-Mar 2nd ODI, IND vs SA Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow 1:30 PM
18-Mar 3rd ODI, IND vs SA Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1:30 PM

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